So...what is next? I will be doing a thread painted portrait of my grandson. Those of you who follow me regularly have seen my first attempt. My colors were wrong so I will be shopping for thread in brown tones to accommodate his Asian skin. Forget the pink! I will also be trying a new technique.
|Posterized black and white|
|Ruffled feathers on the Phoenix|
|Practice piece (bad thread colors)|
3. Printing with color on fabric (or Sulky Sticky). I am a Photoshop junkie so this may not work for you if you don't have any interest in or expertise with a photo imaging program. I made my black and white posterized image and then, with the free-form pencil on a separate layer I traced around the lightest value and filled that space with the lightest color I intend to use. Then on another layer I traced and filled the next darker value with that darker color. . . and so on. It took me a lot less time than cutting little, irregular pieces of fabric.
|Two of the color values traced (each is on its own layer in Photoshop)|
|Posterized color version ready for printing|
. . . but I have to FINISH the Phoenix first!
TIP: Plan ahead. That way you have plenty of time to work out at least some the bugs before you start sewing the next project. I hate UFOs.
Sew a happy seam this week.